Turkish Trade Delegation Pays Courtesy Call on Vice President Boakai

Saturday, 10th February 2007
Monrovia, Liberia -  Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says as a country emerging from a devastating civil conflict, Liberia is open to all nationalities wishing to invest in the country.

He said it would be in Liberia’s interest to broaden its trade relations because diversifying its relations would yield dividends for the country which is emerging from the ashes of war.

Vice President Boakai was speaking at his Sinkor office Saturday, when a two-man Turkish trade delegation paid a courtesy call on him to acquaint him with their desire to establish trade relations with Liberia.

Vice President Boakai thanked the Turkish businessmen for the confidence they have demonstrated in Liberia, despite the country's turbulent past.

He said Liberia would embrace any well-meaning investment offer because he noted, “one does not know what is where”.

Earlier, the head of the delegation, Mr. Ramazan Burak extended an invitation to Vice President Boakai to visit the country in May this year to see for himself Turkey’s potential as a trade partner.

Mr. Ramazan who runs the Light International School in Monrovia, said his company was interested in investing in the areas of mining, electronics and textile., among others.